From the Tennis Captain, Kiva Gwynne
The Waverley tennis boys have continued to build form and confidence following Saturday’s round 8 clash against Cranbrook, with many great triumphs throughout the teams.
It was the most competitive matchup so far this year for the 1sts, who were beaten by a close margin of 3 sets to 5 (34-41). The hopes of winning were low after Cranbrook took all four of the doubles sets, however we managed to bring it back in the singles with 3 wins from Nikita Nikitenko, Pat Smith and myself. In the 2nds, the results swung in favour of Cranbrook, who won 6 sets to 2 (40-23).
The 3rds and 4ths took tough losses 6 sets to 0 in the both fixtures, despite the efforts of Domenic Abruzzese and Axel Montesinos in their doubles, which they lost 5-7. James Ritchie and Dylan Smith were able to secure their singles sets in the 5ths, but these efforts proved futile in a 2 sets to 4 loss.
Yet another close call came in the 10A’s, where the Waverley boys went down by only 6 games (3 sets all, 26-20). Christopher Mills and Mawson Flitcroft flogged their doubles opposition 6-1, with Christopher also taking his singles set 6-2. It was a similar affair for the 9A’s, who lost by a closer margin of 4 games (3 sets all, 25-21). Diego Berdaa and Massimo Di Napoli won their doubles effortlessly (6-0), and both won their singles sets.
The 8B’s triumphed 5 sets to 1, with impressive performances from Charley Roberts and Ronnie Roth in their singles sets. The 8C’s won by 6 games after drawing 3 sets all (28-22), as Jimmy Ashbridge lead the charge with a 6-1 singles victory. The 7C’s won for the second time in a row, thwarting the Cranbrook boys from taking a single set. The closest margin of Saturday’s fixtures came in the 7D’s, who lost 3 sets all, 25 games to 23.
The results are reflecting the hard work at training, which will have to be put into full effect as we play Trinity Grammar in round 9.